Egon Schiele, Mother and son
An odalisque (Turkish: Odalık) was a female slave in an Ottoman seraglio.
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Grande Odalisque
Leonor Fini’s art offers a woman’s take on surrealism, by offering a female view of the female body and of erotic pleasures.
Leonor Fini, The Ungrateful Twins (1982)
Barnett Newman sees the history of art as an aesthetic struggle, between “the exaltation to be found in prefect form” on the one side, and, on the other, “the desire to destroy form, where form can be formless.”
Kasimir Malevitch, Red square on the black (1924)
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. -W.H. Auden
Otto Mueller, Dancer (1903)